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Kate Benson, Lee Sunday Evans, and Cast of [PORTO] Celebrate Opening Night

The off-Broadway debut of Kate Benson's play runs through February 25.

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The company of [PORTO] celebrate opening night at WP Theater.
(© Tarah Lee)

The off-Broadway premiere of [PORTO], produced by WP Theater and the Bushwick Starr, in association with New Georges, opened February 6 for its run through February 25.

Written by Obie Award winner Kate Benson and directed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans, the play stars Noel Joseph Allain, Kate Benson, Ugo Chukwu, Jorge Cordova, Leah Karpel, and Julia Sirna-Frest.

The cast of [PORTO]: Jorge Cordova, Ugo Chukwu, Julia Sirna-Frest, Leah Karpel, Kate Benson, and Noel Joseph Allain, with director Lee Sunday Evans.
(© Tarah Lee)

The plot of [PORTO] is described as follows: "A woman walks into a bar. Her name is Porto. She's a regular. She likes this bar: serious food, serious wine, serious bartender — a staple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood (perhaps Bushwick?). Her friends, her wine, and her artisanal snacks are there; her doubts about being a Modern Woman are put on snooze. A handsome stranger walks in and orders something special. Disruption ensues: an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how it's made?"

[PORTO] features set design by Kristen Robinson, costumes by Obie Award winner Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting by Amith Chandrashaker, and sound design by Kate Marvin.

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